The Chesterton High
School second annual Duneland Building Trades Awards Night was held recently
at Chesterton High School.
community projects this year average around 60 volunteer hours per student.
908 Green Street - Tie in and interior - Housing Opportunities (HO); 9th
Street - New Home - HO; Town of Porter - Library Boxes - Community Project;
Rebuilding Together - Roof System - Community Project; Duneland School
Corporation projects: Liberty - Baseball Storage Building, Brummitt
Elementary and Yost Elementary, Outdoor Classroom, and participation in the
third and fourth grade Career Fair hosted at Chesterton Middle School.
All students in the
program were honored with Work Ethic Certificates. Seniors honored at the
event were those with technical achievements, technical proficiencies and
those with career standards.
recipients were: Justin Privett and Cody Cornelison - Video and Editing;
Daniel Vasquez - Architectural Design; Natalie Flowers, Avery McCurdy, Jason
Hernandez, Eliza Tumbas Ð Exterior Design; Chad DuVall and Derick Drescher Ð
Inductees to the Porter County Technology Honor Society; Rigoberto Alvarez -
Harlan A Siegesmund Liberty Twp. Alumni Scholarship.
receiving Career Connection certificates were: Level 1 - Michael W Pannell,
Ivan Perez, Brandon F Stroup. Level 1 & 2: Hunter Bohling, Drake Colburn,
Derick Drescher, Parker Gibbons, Jonathan Holman, Tyler Nielsen and David
receiving Technical Achievements, Technical Proficiencies and Work Ethic
Certificates were: Juniors (All returning to the program) - Nasir Biddings,
Travis Konarski, Xavier Luevano, Wesley Petersen, Nathan Potesta, Thomas
Seguin and Alexzander Sufana
Seniors - Hunter
Bohling, Michael Charbonneau, Andrew Cobb, Drake Colburn, Joey Collins,
Derick Drescher, Chad DuVall, Kenneth Erow, Alexander Fine, Parker Gibbons,
Jonathan Holman, Wrath Holmes, Tyler Nielsen, Joshua Palmer, Justin Palmer,
Michael Pannell, James Papp, Ivan Perez, David Pierce, Logan Scott and
Special awards went
to: Alexzander Sufana-Safe Student award, Michael Pannell-Leadership Award,
and Derick Drescher-Student of the Year Award.
Building Trades Scholarship ($250) was awarded to Hunter Bohling, Parker
Gibbons and David Pierce. Scholarship money can be used for the purchase
and/or other employment related items or for the payment of tuition and/or
other education related items.
was given to: Work-based Learning Partners: J&A Maintenance, T&J
Maintenance, Bucks Heating & Air, Maintenance Medics, Pioneer Lumber,
Integrated Construction Solutions, Above Board Construction, and Absolutely
Dry. Suppliers: Home Depot, Menards and Steel Supply Corp.
Falatovics Construction LLC, Royco Concrete, McComb Masonry Inc., Deep South
Crane and Rigging LLC, TransUnited Inc., Duneland Carpet Connection, E&S
Drywall and Painting, KB Electric, Steiner Plumbing, Buck's Heating and Air,
John A. Doyle & Associates, Inc., and Cattail Design.
Documentation and Marketing: Matthew Waters.
Also present at the
program were members of the Duneland Building Trades board members, Duneland
administrators, and teachers Tom Garzella, Tom Moodie and Renae Micchia.